Cradle Of Brands et. al.

Earlier, I had asked, if we are the Cradle of Brands, then where are all the conferences and expos? I can give you one answer to that now. Over on Soapbox, I saw that, DMI, the Design Management Institute will hold its 20th Brand/Design Conference in Cincinnati on June 11, 2008. Now, I don't know what kind of conference this is. All I know is that it's neat to see Cincinnati alongside Singapore and Paris in the list of other cities holding DMI conferences.

Continuing this random thought of city boosterism, I came across this CincyTech blog. An older post relates a quote from Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (the most active VC on Sand Hill Road) once talked about Silicon Valley being the digital media hub, L.A. being the entertainment hub, and Boston being the biotech hub. When asked about Cincinnati, he responded that we are the “Marketing hub!”
I'd heard that quote before, but I'd never had anywhere to link to. Also, in the version I heard, he mentioned New York as being the financial hub.

And lastly, I'd been meaning to write something about this Enquirer article about a local industrial design company, Kaleidoscope, that started a blog that is trying to share the knowledge the company has acquired about sustainability of design and services to lead to a better world. Past posts include topics like "Dangers and Remedies for Multitasking" and "Surf community launches a wave of sustainability initiatives." But I never got around to it. So I'll just throw it in here and say: love the title.

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